Injuries suffered from a slip, trip or fall can be very serious. It’s important to reduce or eliminate any potential hazards which could cause someone to have an accident. But as Tom Jones impersonator, Simon Abbotts, found out, there are some unusual items which can create a potential tripping hazard.
Example of health and safety issues
Abbotts first shot to fame on the BBC1 show The One and Only, and when he got his break, an army of family and friends arrived, armed with women’s underwear to really recreate that authentic Tom Jones experience. Bosses at the BBC, however, were concerned that imitating the act of throwing undergarments on to the stage could create a potential health and safety slipping hazard for the 42 year-old crooner.
The BBC ordered that no lingerie was to be thrown on stage during Abbotts’ performance, so disappointed friends and family had to make do with waving them in the air instead.
The above scenario illustrates one of the more extreme measures adopted by many companies throughout the UK in order to adhere to proper health and safety guidelines, and reduce any instances of slips, trips and falls.
As comical as the scenario may sound, the risk of slipping, tripping, and falling is an ever present danger in the workplace, and measures should always be implemented in order to reduce their presence.
If you’ve been injured as the result of a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. Our Freephone lines are open 24/7, and a friendly and professional adviser is waiting to take your call. Alternatively you can find out online whether or not you may qualify for compensation. Visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and take our online test, which can tell you in less than 30 seconds if you may be eligible for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 13 years’ experience in providing compensation advice. With an extensive legal team throughout the UK, specialising in all areas of personal injury law, you can be assured of a reliable and efficient service. Accident Advice Helpline is supported by consumer champion, Esther Rantzen. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work